Performance Management Process

The City University of New York follows a performance management process (PMP) that links planning and goal setting by the University and its colleges and professional schools, measures annual progress towards key goals, and recognizes excellent performance.

Each spring, the chancellor states the University's performance targets for the upcoming academic year, guided by the University's Master Plan.  CUNY presidents, working with their executive teams and college communities, then map out performance goals and targets for their institution for the coming year in alignment with those of the University.

The college targets reflect differences in campus missions, resources and circumstances, and recognize that the colleges all start from different performance baselines.

At the end of each academic year, progress towards each college's performance targets is assessed. High performance is recognized and, as resources are available, rewarded.

This web site contains the University's performance goals for the 2013-14 academic year, <pdf>as well as the prior academic year (2012-13), along with the 2013-14 performance goals and targets established by each individual college (see links to the right). 

Year-end 2012-13 data are available at under the "Accountability" link. Prior year's PMP data reports are available there as well. 

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, contact Cheryl Littman, University Director of the Performance Management Process at